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INDUSTRY COMMENT – CLA Priorities for General Election

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By James Podesta – Head of Planning

In May the CLA set out what it believes the priorities for the next government should be in the build up to the general election in June. In a very useful summary (CLA Priorities) they set out five priorities that they feel will help to shape the future of the rural economy and its communities. Read More

INDUSTRY COMMENT – Solving the housing crisis with rural development

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By Willy Browne-Swinburne

Yorkshire Post – 10 New Homes – Ric Blenkharn

After reading this article in the Yorkshire Post recently, all of us at Rural Solutions offer a round of applause to the journalist. At last someone who has identified three important insights covering the desperate need for housing this country has and how rural settlements of all sizes could contribute.  Read More

INDUSTRY COMMENT – Government intervention where no local plan is in place

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By James Podesta – Head of Planning

Gavin Barwell, Minister of State for Housing and Planning, has stated that it is ‘unlikely’ the Government will step in to enforce its ‘early 2017’ deadline for local plan production, until a revised version of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) is in place (expected in summer).  No action is likely to be taken until the Government’s consultation on standardising the methodology for assessing housing need has been published alongside the revised NPPF.

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